Control, Operation and Design of Reciprocating Gas Compressors


This two-day course offers delegates an overview of the design, construction, control and operation of reciprocating compressors. The course describes the principles of operation of the compressor and how the design is adapted to a number of different configurations to meet numerous needs. A fundamental understanding of gas behaviour will be an asset but not mandatory for this course.

2 days
£2,322.00 excl. VAT
Mark Dixon

2 days, 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

ESD Aberdeen
  • Morrison Way, Craigearn Business Park
  • Kintore
  • Aberdeenshire
  • AB510TH
  • United Kingdom
  • PD hours: 14
  • £2,322.00 excl. VAT


Key Topics covered:

  • Compressor Selection
  • Compression Process
  • Theory of Operation
  • Compressor Operation
  • Compressor Cylinder Assembly
  • Frame Assemblies and Compressor Configurations
  • Cooling and Lubrication
  • Capacity Control
  • Performance & Design Calculations
  • Case Studies and Compressor Applications

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Course Outline

Suitable For:

Engineers and operations personnel who are either supervisors or are responsible for the day to day operation and maintenance of reciprocating installations, process operators, technicians and engineers.